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The Municipality has assigned a priority for each road or street in the Municipality for snow clearing purposes based on the Minimum Maintenance Standards for O. Reg. 366/18: MINIMUM MAINTENANCE STANDARDS FOR MUNICIPAL HIGHWAYS.

*During or after a snowfall, major roads and routes are cleared to ensure that emergency service vehicles can travel safely. In an ongoing snowfall, snow clearing crews will concentrate on the first priority streets/roads.

Around Your Home

Don't dump your snow on the road.

It is an offence to deposit snow on roadways.

The Highway Traffic Act, RSO, 1990, c.H.8, s 181 states that: “No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing to do so from the Ministry or road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road.”

Inspect and clean.

  • While you're out shoveling, clear around the exterior vents on your home. This can help prevent a blockage that could cause a Carbon Monoxide issue.
  • Have your heating appliances regularly inspected, especially fireplaces. The Ontario Fire Code requires that: Every chimney, flue and flue pipe shall be inspected to identify any dangerous condition
    (a) at intervals not greater than 12 months,
    (b) at the time of addition of any appliance, and
    (c) after any chimney fire.
  • You'll also want to check your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms to make sure they're in good working order.

Are the fire hydrants accessible?

Make sure the fire hydrant closest to your home isn't blocked or covered by snow. In the event of an emergency, the easier it is for Emergency Services to locate and access the hydrant, the more effective their response can be.

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